Saturday, April 16, 2011
My husband gave me a button while I was recovering, "Celebrate the JOY." I realized I had gotten angry with the world. I got angry with the simple things, my car broke down (it was 14 years old, it was due) my vacuum quit picking up dog hair, all the little daily things made me angry. I had to work two jobs to pay the bills and get health insurance. I was always tired and grumpy.
Then it struck me, looking at my life, I had forgot to see the joy, to celebrate living, I decided to cut back, I quit one of my jobs and to find ways to get back to art. I had gotten so into surviving the cancer, I had let it make me stop living.
I decided to go to my favorite art store, Sam Flax. The people are always full of great ideas, new products and creative stimulation. I came across an old issue of Artful Blogger. Now as I work to find my creative voice again, I can also share with others who have fought these same issues.